European Patent Agency
Disclosed herein are typodont models and dental mannequins that provide a highly accurate representation of the human or non-human animal oral anatomy. The model embodiments disclosed herein provide life-like materials and various features of the oral cavity not found in typical typodont models. Additionally, the typodont models disclosed herein simulate many challenging conditions that arise in dental procedures when performed on live subjects such as, for example, clouding of instruments including mirrors used to view the interior portion of the oral cavity, oral fluid interfering with the work area, and other real-life interferences and complications. The ability to mimic the oral cavity with as much accuracy as possible is beneficial to the dental field for both practitioners as well as patients.
Link to Patent
Hemmer, Nathan; Budnik, Jason; Kachalia, Parag Ramaniklal; Vallee, Jessie Virginia; Nadershahi, Nader A.; and Carlig, Poppy Montana-Marie, "Intra-oral anatomy training device" (2014). Pacific Patents. 4.